Northland Animal Welfare Society seeks a safe haven for animals

All Goldie Arnold wants is 20 acres, give or take. Preferably close to Interstate 435 and U.S. 169.

It’s not for her, but for the hundreds of pets abandoned each year in Clay and Platte counties.

Arnold is president of the Northland Animal Welfare Society (NAWS). Since 2007, she and her band of animal lovers have pursued their dream of building a state-of-the-art campus for homeless animals.

In three years, the volunteer group has raised $160,000, educated pet owners, facilitated the microchipping of 200 dogs, provided animal rescue groups with pet food and support and helped establish the Pet Pantry for animal owners in need. NAWS has taken its message to the Northland masses by way of 55-plus fundraisers.

“I never saw how great the need was until I got involved,” said Arnold, who started NAWS with Kris Mydler.

The rest of the story can be found at:  Northland Animal Welfare Society seeks a safe haven for animals – KansasCity.com.